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How To Use Big Lures For Subtle Presentations

Updated: April 1, 2009, 2:24 PM ET
By Steve Price | BASSMASTER Magazine, March 2009
For many of the anglers practicing in the 200-boat national tournament on Falcon Reservoir, the lake had been playing tough. After all, it was early January, the mornings were cold, and water was pouring out through the dam at 150,000 cubic yards a second; you could watch the lake drop.

But when Alton Jones, who wasn't in the tournament, caught his fifth bass over 5 pounds, he beached his Skeeter and started eating an early lunch. It didn't look like he was doing anything different in his fishing, but in truth, he was doing everything different.

"The bass have simply changed their attitude, and I've changed with them," he explained matter-of-factly, checking his 65-pound braided line and putting on a fresh Yum Doozee, a 6-inch tube the bass had been hammering.

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